The Ultimate Anti-Aging Body-Care Routine
We admittedly place a crazy, huge emphasis on hydrating, protecting and safeguarding our face from showing signs of aging. Anti-wrinkle this, plumping that — you get the picture. And while our routine is definitely of the maximalist mentality when it comes to our eyes, neck and face, we don’t always give our body the same kind of TLC. But here’s the deal: skin is skin. It’s important to give equal attention to all parts of the body, especially when your focus is anti-aging. After all, wrinkles, fine lines and sun spots don’t discriminate. To get you started, we’ve created a simple, step-by-step guide to an anti-aging body routine. Check out our tips ( and favorite products!) for more youthful-looking skin from head-to-toe, below.
Anti-Aging Body Routine Step #1: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
The same way you wouldn’t skip your nightly face moisturizer, you shouldn’t skimp on your body lotion. Every night post-shower, grab your moisturizer of choice and pat it on all over. Pay special attention to areas that are unusually dry or thin-skinned like your knees and elbows. Keeping your body moisturized will keep skin hydrated. We love the Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics Anti-Aging Body Cream. It’s lightweight, smells delightful and works to firm skin. If you’re looking to take things to the next level, mix your body cream with a few drops of your favorite anti-aging face serum. Our go-to is L’Oréal Revitalift 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Serum, which helps to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Anti-Aging Body Routine Step #2: Sunscreen Head-to-Toe
We don’t care if it’s rain or shine, sunscreen is an every-day essential. The sun is the number-one aggressor when it comes to aging, so if any part of your body will be exposed to the sun (or clouds for that matter) — lather up. While we want to stress this during the summer months or vacation time, the same logic applies in the winter. We recommend trying out La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen SPF 60 for full-body coverage. It’s non-greasy and absorbs quickly, so it’s an easy addition to your anti-aging body routine.
Anti-Aging Body Routine Step #3: Don’t Forget Your Hands!
Your hands are one of the first parts of your body to show signs of aging. The skin is ultra-delicate and can become saggy, veiny and crepey long before the rest of your body. Take preventative measures and keep CeraVe Therapeutic Hand Cream on hand (no pun intended) at all times. Ceramides reinforce the skin’s barrier and hyaluronic acid keeps your skin hydrated and supple.
Anti-Aging Body Routine Step #4: Nourish Your Under Eye
Yes, we’re aware that this is technically part of your face routine, but taking care of your under eye is so important that we just had to reiterate. While you might not necessarily see an immediate difference, applying an eye cream religiously morning and night is one of our cardinal skin-care rules. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is a must-have. Gently tap the creamy product around your orbital bone with your ring finger.
Anti-Aging Body Routine Step #5: Bring on the Body Makeup
While we love skin care, we’re also suckers for a good makeup buy. Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup is a body foundation that effectively covers up sign of aging like varicose veins, discoloration and sun spots. It’s so heavy duty, that it’s also used to hide tattoos and bruises. This may not be something you need to apply everyday, but if you are looking for some extra coverage now and again, it’s a good product to have in your arsenal.